Solid State Detectors

[Solid state detector]An example of an array solid state detector

Concept: Pass charge from one capacitor to another by changing applied voltage in a coordinated fashion. The photon strikes silicon and is converted to a charge that can be transported and measured by electronic structure built on monolithic Silicon chip.

Two types of optical solid state detectors

Advantages of Solid State Detectors

Disadvantages (compared with photomultiplier tubes)

Further Information on the WWW

Authors: Jean Charles Lefebvre and Geoff Tyler, Horiba Jobin-Yvon, France

First published on the web: 15 January 2000.